Category: Reviews

Honor 8X Review: The screen size of an iPhone XS Max for almost a fifth of the price. That’s insane.

It doesn’t seem like very long ago that released the Honor Play, the first ‘gaming-centric’ phone from a company targeting ‘brave’ digital natives. It ticked all the right boxes for a respectable £279 retail price, but that hasn’t stopped Honor releasing an even bigger screened device, but with a slightly… [Click for more]

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Nokia aims to shake up the midrange market with the high-performing Nokia 7.1

As flagship phones get increasingly expensive, there’s an ever-growing market in the mid-range for affordable, but still well-performing, smartphones. Today Nokia launched the Nokia 7.1, a sub-£300 (£299) Android phone that offers an affordable phone with a large 5.84-inch HDR display, an enhanced dual-camera set up with Zeiss optics, a… [Click for more]

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Honor Play: An affordable gaming phone that’s also a great smartphone for anyone

Honor has been building phones for almost everyone, but did it have one especially for gamers? Well, it does now! The Honor Play is Honor’s latest offering that aims to offer avid mobile gamers the best mobile experience, and I’ve had one for just over a week to try out…. [Click for more]

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Galaxy Note 9, Tab S4 and Watch: Hands-on with the latest additions to Samsung’s family

Yesterday at a lavish event in New York, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Note 9, along with the Galaxy Watch and a new Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker. Earlier it had launched the Tab S4 at a separate event. I wasn’t at either launch event, but I was invited to go… [Click for more]

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Honor 10 Review: A strong mid-range contender that very nearly stumbled at the starting blocks

When Honor invited me to the Honor 10 launch, with many of the great features from Huawei’s latest flagships, I was very excited. Especially when the phone once again had Honor’s trademark multi-layered glass rear design. Having now had one to review for a few weeks, I’ve had a good… [Click for more]

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EE 4GEE Home Router Review Update: New Huawei B618 router; even faster speeds!

Last week, I posted my review of EE’s new 4GEE home mobile broadband service after having EE’s professionally fitted 4G antenna installed. This week, I replaced the EE-supplied router with a Huawei B618 LTE router, which has given a further speed boost to an already impressive service. The difference between the… [Click for more]

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Vodafone launches the Smart V8, the spiritual successor to the Smart Ultra 6

As part of Vodafone’s 2017 collection of own-brand smartphones and tablets, the network has today announced the Smart V8 as its new flagship. At a recent event I got one to take away for review, and here are my first impressions. Unlike last year’s high-end Platinum 7, which came at a… [Click for more]

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Honor 8 Pro Review: Sure you still want to lay down £700+ on a high-end phone?

Now the Honor 8 Pro is announced, I am happy to publish my full review. First of all, let’s get a disclosure over and done with. I was given a review unit just over a week ago, making this the quickest review I’ve ever written and published. Normally I work to a strict two-week… [Click for more]

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